Rodmell, (East Sussex)

OPC for Rodmell is : Lisa Smith

Email: Lisa Smith.

Parish picture

Rodmell is a small village with pretty thatched flint cottages.

Rodmell has a sad association with Virginia Wolfe as on 28th March 1941 the novelist drowned herself in the River Ouse near the village, having weighted her pockets with stones. Her ashes were buried in the garden of her home, Monk's House, in Rodmell, under one of a pair of elm trees.

Parish picture

The Norman St Peter's Church houses an ancient Sussex marble font, said to be Saxon.

The nave, south chapel and chancel are early 12th century. The south chapel was originally a private chapel for Rodmell place. In the late 1100's the side aisle was added, together with the tower and annexe which is now used as a baptistry.

Places of worship:

Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.

St Peter

Census returns:

People residing in the parish:

358 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1841 census.

323 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

291 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

280 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

229 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

14 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

33 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

26 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

19 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.

Maps:

Grid reference: 541974, 106006 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Rodmell Roll of Honour a transcription

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 20 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are no protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.

Gazettes:

The OPC database contains 29 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Photographs:

There are 12 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

New Roughwood Churches Album has 24 images of churches in this parish.

Postal directories:

The OPC database contains no postal directory entries for this parish.

1867 Kelly's Directory is available on the GENUKI site

Look up service offered on:
1839 Pigot's directory of Sussex
1855 Melville & Co directory of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey & Sussex
1858 Melville & Co directory and gazetteer of Sussex
1859 Post office directory of Sussex
1866 Post office directory of Sussex
1871 Post office directory of Sussex
1890 Kelly's directory of Sussex
1899 Kelly's directory of Sussex
1905 Kelly's directory of Sussex
1915 Kelly's directory of Sussex

Publications:

There are no books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 3 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 4 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.

Wills:

The OPC database contains no wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains no wills that mention this parish.

Interest in this parish:

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